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Alot of talk on the forums on autos , I like them too. After shooting my S&W 4566 , Colt 1911 70 series , Colt New Agent 3" 1911 , all 45's week after week . I inherited a S&W 49 Bodyguard , gave it a good cleaning and that interest all came back . This week I'll be shooting my 49 , 36 Chief and mod 65 , my old but in perfect shape work guns. Changing stuff around is a good thing. So break out those old reliables . Just gotta love a good revolver.
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Here is a few of my wheel guns! I also like the old faithful Wheel Guns. They are a thing of beauty to me! The top one is a S&W Model 27 5" 357 next is the Ruger Redhawk in 357 Mag.
The other two are on the card.
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Funny- my most recent firearm purchase was a revolver- and a S&W at that. US Army Model 0f 1917 in .45 ACP. Scored some 6 rd moon clips- going over to shoot with my neighbor this week if the weather permits.
 

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I love shooting revolvers , those listed above look too beautiful to shoot. Shooting autos is fun and easier to clean. Those cylinders make it four or five times longer to clean when done properly. I enjoy shooting and cleaning after a good shooting session. Life is Good. Thanks guys for answering my post. I just installed a pair of Simba Stag grips on my model 49 ".Quasimodo" humpback , it's like putting lipstick on a pig but l like the revolver more and more the longer I carry it. Great little carry, Don't leave home without it.
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Agreed. I've snapped up a nice collection of SW wheelies over time. The 19/66 is probably the perfect duty revolver. As much as I like Rugers, I think the 19/66 is more handsome and nimble for a 4". And I love Rugers, so that's a bold statement for me. SW has so many excellent revolvers.

Here's a sample from my collection.

A nickel plated 1983 model 66. Mint condition. I have several 66s and 65s, plus one copy of each from Taurus.

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One of my 65s.
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My SW model 28-2. This old gal has seen some use but is mechanically excellent.

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My nickel plated model 19-3 .357. I have three model 19s in mint condition.

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My 1955 blued pre-28 .357. Incredible condition, possibly refinished at some point, for 66 years of age.

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My model 629 .44 mag. I have two of these.

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My 586-4 with perhaps the deepest beautiful bluing on any gun I own. I wear gloves when I handle it. It's so gorgeous but photos don't do it justice. .357 mag.

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For extra credit, here's a nice Dan Wesson 15-2 I picked up last year, chambered in .357. Far less refined than a SW or Ruger of the era, it's an interesting entry into the wheel gun market.

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I easily have twice as many Rugers as SW wheelguns... :)

My probably all-time favorite revolvers, less beautiful but probably more robust than any SW, Colt, DW, etc. would be the Ruger Six series (Security, Special, Speed). Ruger hit an absolute home run. When I say I have a lot of Rugers, in many flavors, I'm not exaggerating...

A Security Six
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Another Six
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A GP100
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One of my parts guns, A blued Six with a stainless cylinder and trigger guard, with bobbed hammer.
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One of my Sixs, with the SW 19 in the above pictures.
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A real old gal that saw hard use from 1975. A six. I broke the trigger spring dry firing it. Almost had to retire her b/c those springs are/were difficult to requisition. I found one though, thank goodness.
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Another snub nose Six
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Doing some creative shots years back, here's my Ruger .45LC and some other props.
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And piles of SP101s....
 

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Funny- my most recent firearm purchase was a revolver- and a S&W at that. US Army Model 0f 1917 in .45 ACP. Scored some 6 rd moon clips- going over to shoot with my neighbor this week if the weather permits.
How about an update after you shoot your 1917. I did some homework. These guns come across as very difficult when making up lead bullet loads.
 

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Lc, if there isn't any therapy groups for that addiction, you are definitely qualified to lead one.
But I don't think I have a problem. lol. So I'm a poor leader to help others. I'm the biggest enabler, always encouraging friends to buy stuff, sending them links to deals, etc.

I have a similar problem with cars and trucks. I have a lot. My garage has many many gallons of motor oils and filters for regular maintenance, etc. And guitars. And tools.
 

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Remember dealing with addictions abstinence is essential. I don't want to go there.
 
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Agreed. I've snapped up a nice collection of SW wheelies over time. The 19/66 is probably the perfect duty revolver. As much as I like Rugers, I think the 19/66 is more handsome and nimble for a 4". And I love Rugers, so that's a bold statement for me. SW has so many excellent revolvers.

Here's a sample from my collection.

A nickel plated 1983 model 66. Mint condition. I have several 66s and 65s, plus one copy of each from Taurus.

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One of my 65s.
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My SW model 28-2. This old gal has seen some use but is mechanically excellent.

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My nickel plated model 19-3 .357. I have three model 19s in mint condition.

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My 1955 blued pre-28 .357. Incredible condition, possibly refinished at some point, for 66 years of age.

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My model 629 .44 mag. I have two of these.

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My 586-4 with perhaps the deepest beautiful bluing on any gun I own. I wear gloves when I handle it. It's so gorgeous but photos don't do it justice. .357 mag.

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For extra credit, here's a nice Dan Wesson 15-2 I picked up last year, chambered in .357. Far less refined than a SW or Ruger of the era, it's an interesting entry into the wheel gun market.

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Those are beautiful guns. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I have a plain old Security Six with longer barrel, stainless, that is a great weapon. Simple, works, reliable, and .357 magnum. I absolutely love the .357 magnum round. It is a bad boy to be hit with. 125gr. jacket hollow point is absolutely ruinous.
 

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I have a plain old Security Six with longer barrel, stainless, that is a great weapon. Simple, works, reliable, and .357 magnum. I absolutely love the .357 magnum round. It is a bad boy to be hit with. 125gr. jacket hollow point is absolutely ruinous.
That was my first gun. A Ruger Security Six with a 4 inch barrel. Bought it new in 1983. Sold it 6 years later. Now I regret it. Great gun.
 

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That was my first gun. A Ruger Security Six with a 4 inch barrel. Bought it new in 1983. Sold it 6 years later. Now I regret it. Great gun.
Yeah, the secret is out. They're getting scarce. I keep track, my average price over the last decade gradually rose from ~$350 to ~$500. Now they're rarely for sale and generally $600 and I've seen some for $800.
 

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I also have a scoped 44 Mag. Mod.29 83/8" barrel ,it's not ported , shoot 44 spl. .the year I bought it they changed the cylinder lockup Grove on the cylinder , was supposed to get a better look up but it seems it's the only year they did it so I guess it didn't do much.
OLD Ron
I'm with you , pushing 75 , still enjoy my firearms.
Stay Well Guys
Chris
 
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